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Songs of Freedom [Box]

Songs Of Freedom [Box]


Originally released as a limited-edition box set in 1992, Songs of Freedom presents an alternate history of Bob Marley's career, tracing his progression with outtakes, rare singles, alternate mixes, live tracks, and album tracks instead of the songs that formed the bulk of his legacy, as it were. The question is, is this a reasonable track to take? For the most part, yes it is, even if it tends to be a little misleading. That problem isn't too great, since Songs of Freedom isn't targeted at the audience that would want just the basics -- Legend already exists for them, and that sums up everything they need to know about Marley, the ambassador of reggae. The remainder of Marley's audience realizes this box exists just to get rarities to the diehards, and they're thrilled that it exists for that purpose. Because of its nature, Songs of Freedom isn't especially compelling to anyone that isn't a hardcore fan -- although the first disc of ska and rocksteady material will be delightful to anyone that likes early reggae and isn't thrilled by Marley's rock-star posturing in the '70s -- but for those very fans, it's a valuable addition to their collection, since it rounds up rarities with ease and purpose. What Songs of Freedom should not be seen as is a definitive overview of Marley's career -- it's just for collectors and hardcore fans, the kind of listener who has memorized the original studio albums. For those listeners, it's hard to resist Songs of Freedom, but everybody else will be able to safely pass it by. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Island (Label)
  • UPC: 731451443220
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Judge Not
  • 2. One Cup Of Coffee
  • 3. Simmer Down
  • 4. I'm Still Waiting
  • 5. One Love / People Get Ready (Original Version)
  • 6. Put It On
  • 7. Bus Dem Shut (Pyaka)
  • 8. Mellow Mood (Original Version)
  • 9. Bend Down Low
  • 10. Hypocrites
  • 11. Stir It Up (Original Version)
  • 12. Nice Time
  • 13. Thank You Lord (Original Version)
  • 14. Hammer
  • 15. Caution
  • 16. Back Out
  • 17. Soul Shake Down Party
  • 18. Do It Twice
  • 19. Soul Rebel
  • 20. Sun Is Shining
  • 21. Don't Rock The Boat
  • 22. Small Axe
  • 23. Duppy Conqueror
  • 24. Mr. Brown
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Screw Face
  • 2. Lick Samba
  • 3. Trenchtown Rock (Alternative Mix, Previously Unreleased)
  • 4. Craven Choke Puppy
  • 5. Guava Jelly
  • 6. Acoustic Medley: (Previously Unreleased): Guava Jelly / This Train / Cornerstone / Comma Comma / Dewdrops / Stir It Up / I'm Hurting Inside
  • 7. I'm Hurting Inside (Alternative Mix, Previously Unreleased)
  • 8. High Tide Or Low Tide (Previously Unreleased)
  • 9. Slave Driver
  • 10. No More Trouble
  • 11. Concrete Jungle
  • 12. Get Up, Stand Up
  • 13. Rastaman Chant
  • 14. Burnin' & Lootin'
  • 15. Iron Lion Zion (Previously Unreleased)
  • 16. Lively Up Yourself
  • 17. Natty Dread
  • 18. I Shot The Sheriff
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. No Woman No Cry
  • 2. Who The Cap Fit
  • 3. Jah Live
  • 4. Crazy Baldheads
  • 5. War
  • 6. Johnny Was
  • 7. Rat Race
  • 8. Jammin' (12 Mix)
  • 9. Waiting In Vain (Advert Mix)
  • 10. Exodus (12 Mix)
  • 11. Natural Mystic
  • 12. Three Little Birds (Alternative Mix, Previously Unreleased)
  • 13. Running Away
  • 14. Keep On Moving (London Version)
  • 15. Easy Skanking
  • 16. Is This Love (Horns Mix)
  • 17. Smile Jamaica
  • 18. Time Will Tell
  • Disc 4:
  • 1. Africa Unite
  • 2. Survival
  • 3. One Drop
  • 4. One Dub
  • 5. Zimbabwe
  • 6. So Much Trouble In The World
  • 7. Ride Natty Ride (12 Mix)
  • 8. Babylon System
  • 9. Coming In From The Cold (12 Mix)
  • 10. Real Situation
  • 11. Bad Card
  • 12. Could You Be Loved (12 Mix)
  • 13. Forever Loving Jah
  • 14. Rastaman Live Up
  • 15. Give Thanks And Praise
  • 16. Medley (12 Mix): One Love / People Get Ready
  • 17. Why Should I (Previously Unreleased)
  • 18. Redemption Song
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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